Monica Lewinsky to produce ‘American Crime Story’ installment ‘Impeachment’: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the show

After dealing with the trial of O. J. Simpson in the first season and the manhunt of Gianni Versace's murderer Andrew Cunanan in the second, the FX series will be using the next season to look at the scandalous affair between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky and the impeachment trial that it led to


                            Monica Lewinsky to produce ‘American Crime Story’ installment ‘Impeachment’: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the show
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FX's anthology series ‘American Crime Story’ chronicles some of the most notorious crimes and scandals that rocked the nation. After dealing with the trial of O. J. Simpson in the first season and the manhunt of Gianni Versace's murderer Andrew Cunanan in the second, the series will be using the next season to look at the scandalous affair between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky and the impeachment trial that it led to. Lewinsky has agreed to produce the season.

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming season:

Release Date:

FX told reporters the show will go into production in early 2020. The series will make its debut on September 27, 2020, just in time for the next presidential election.

Where to watch:

The season will air on FX in the United States and Canada. ‘Impeachment’ will also be added to Netflix’s catalog worldwide after it finishes its broadcast.

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Plot:

According to John Landgraf, chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions, the third season will “explore the overlooked dimensions of the women who found themselves caught up in the scandal and political war that cast a long shadow over the Clinton Presidency.” The season will be taking a close look at the events of the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal and will base itself on Jeffrey Toobin’s book ‘A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.’

The scandal was so huge it has found its way into popular culture and is easily remembered by people around the globe. The show will explain the circumstances of the affair between the 42nd President of the United States and Lewinsky, a former intern and Department of Defense employee, and the events that led to the United States House of Representatives voting to commence impeachment proceedings against Clinton in 1998.

Cast:

Beanie Feldstein

Beanie Feldstein attends the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)

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FX has announced that ‘Booksmart’ star Beanie Feldstein will be playing the role of Monica Lewinsky in ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’. Besides ‘Booksmart’, the actor is best known for her roles in the comedy film ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ and the dramedy film ‘Lady Bird’.

Other cast members include Sarah Paulson (‘Ocean’s 8’) as Linda Tripp and Annaleigh Ashford (‘Law & Order: SVU’) as Paula Jones.

Writer:

Sarah Burgess

Acclaimed writer Sarah Burgess has been brought on to adapt Toobin’s book for the screen. She will also be an executive producer on the series alongside Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall and Paulson. Lewinsky herself will also be serving as a producer along with Feldstein, Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan.

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Trailer:

We don’t have a trailer for the season yet but we’ll be sure to bring it to you as soon as it is released to the public. Until then, watch this space for updates.

If you’re excited about this show, you’ll also love these:

‘Law & Order True Crime’, ‘A Crime to Remember’, ‘American Crime’, ‘The Night Of’ and ‘House of Cards’.